Cranberries Lead Singer Dies At Only 46-Years-Old
It’s a very sad morning for Cranberries fans out there. Lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has passed away suddenly at the young age of 46-years-old. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, was best known for her successful 90’s hit singles such as ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie’. The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
O’Riordan’s publicist confirmed the tragic news saying, “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the police were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05 GMT on Monday, where “a woman in her mid-40s” was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, O’Riordan’s cause of death remains a mystery. The Cranberries band mates – Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, and Mike Hogan – have paid tribute to the lead singer on social media saying, “She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to been part of her life from 1989.”
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this untimely death. Rest in peace, Dolores.